Holiday Packages in Cairns
Planning a weekend getaway to Australia's adventure capital? Book a Cairns holiday package deal and scoop up the best airfare and hotel deals for your getaway to Queensland. Whether you're heading to Cairns with the family or you're going on a solo trip, it's time-consuming to get everything booked. Instead of spending hours doing everything yourself, let Webjet do all the heavy lifting. We curate the top airfare and hotel specials to help you save time and money. Simply enter your travel dates, select your preferred hotel or accommodation, and you're done! All that's left to do now is pack your bags and get ready to explore Northern Queensland!
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Flying to Cairns
Cairns is one of Australia's top destinations; a perennially popular holiday go-to with those travelling with family, solo or with partners. If you want to grab cheap flights, you'll need to keep an eye on holiday package deals especially between July and October. All major Australian cities like Melbourne and Perth have direct flights to Cairns Airport. The most competitive route is Sydney (SDY) to Cairns (CNS) with 10 direct flights each day and a total flight time of 3 hrs 7 mins. If you on a budget, you can find cheap flights with Jetstar, Tiger Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas. Brisbane to Cairns has the shortest non-stop journey time of 2 hrs 20 min, while Perth has the longest with 4 hrs 5 mins.
Where to Stay in Cairns
Cairns packages have accommodation options for every kind of traveller including families. Whether you're looking for an all-inclusive family holiday or you want an entire apartment to yourself, there are incredible accommodation options to choose from.
Marlin Cove Resort
The Marlin Cove Resort is located on the edges of Trinity Beach. It's a stone's throw away from top restaurants and boasts an on-site spa and saltwater lagoon pool. You can choose from one, two or three bedroom apartments that each have their own private balcony. Inside the spacious rooms, you'll find a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and separate dining and living areas.
Palm Cove Penthouse Accommodation
Heading to Cairns with a group of friends or family? Stay at the Palm Cove Penthouse. It's a top floor apartment with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property is a short walk from the Palm Cove Jetty as well as numerous restaurants. Spend the balmy tropical days enjoying a meal at the large outdoor dining area, take a dip in the extra large swimming pool or work on your handicap at the nearby golf course.
The Reef Retreat
The Reef Retreat is steps away from the idyllic Palm Cove Beach. It offers guest suites, townhouses and apartments, making it easy to fit your entire family in one place or get some much-needed privacy. The retreat blends seamlessly in with the natural surroundings and is close to some of Cairns top restaurants, cafes and bars.
What are the best things to do in Cairns?
Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
Spending time on the Reef is at the top of the list for many travellers who book Cairns holiday packages. There are a variety of tours varying in length, price, luxury, and location, so there’s something to appeal to everyone holidaying on Cairns packages. Some of the most popular spots around Cairns for a snorkelling adventure are Fitzroy Island, Green Island, and Michaelmas Cay. Would you prefer to see the Great Barrier Reef in a different way? Scuba diving excursions, glass-bottom boat tours, and scenic flights are other ways you can take in the sights of the Reef.
Cairns Botanical Gardens
Tropical North Queensland boasts a diverse range of plants that have contributed to Sir David Attenborough’s opinion that it’s “the most extraordinary place on Earth.” One of the best ways to take in the region’s nature while holidaying on Cairns packages is to spend time at the Cairns Botanical Gardens. The gardens showcase rare native plants and lush rainforest that are signature to the region. Walking trails wind their way throughout the Botanical Gardens and the gardens’ Tanks Art Centre is home to unique exhibits. Exploring the gardens is a top free activity you can enjoy while visiting Queensland on Cairns holiday packages.
Cairns is known as the place where the rainforest meets the reef. Experience both sides of the region while holidaying on Cairns packages by seeing the Great Barrier Reef and then heading out to explore the Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree is the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, dating back an impressive 180 million years. There are seemingly endless ways to take in the beauty of the rainforest – it’s home to fascinating Aboriginal history, hiking tracks lined by ancient ferns, zip-lining and other adventure activities, scenic cruises, and the awe-inspiring Mossman Gorge.
What is the cost of visiting Cairns?
A range of hotels are available to reserve when booking your Cairns accommodation and flight packages with Webjet. Prices typically fall between $150 and $200 per night while there are budget hotels and accommodation in Cairns as low as $50. You can benefit from even lower rates when you bundle your hotel and airfare costs with Cairns holiday packages.
A rental car is another aspect of your trip you can book with Webjet. Reserve a rental car from about $30 a day, which you can pick up from Cairns Airport on arrival. There’s also plenty of public transport available if you choose not to rent a car while holidaying on Cairns packages. A shuttle bus travels from the airport to the Esplanade and a few hotels in the CBD. Tickets cost $15 AUD for adults, and kids ride for free. Local buses travel across 11 different zones. Public bus fare starts at $2.30 AUD for a single ticket and $4.60 AUD for a day pass.
There are countless attractions and activities to have on your radar after booking Cairns accommodation and flight packages. Budget about $150 to $200 AUD for a day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Entrance to the Daintree Rainforest costs $28 AUD for adults and $14 AUD for kids, and a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway is $76 AUD for adults and $38 AUD for children.
The Best Time to Visit Cairns
The best time to visit Cairns is between April and September. It's the city's shoulder season, and you'll have an easy time finding cheap Cairns accommodation and flight packages. For budget travellers, plan your trip for February or March. After the peak summer season, hotels, airlines and tour operators slash their prices to make up for the lull in visitors. It's the most affordable time to visit Cairns for adventure seekers. The summer holidays in December and January is high season in Cairns. Expect crowds at the top attractions and prices for hotels and flights to increase.